Eating cow manure
Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:39 AM
Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:49 AM
I would suggest that he limit her to just a little (as you can see, it doesn't bother me that she "enjoys" a snack - it's full of B vitamins and fiber if it's cow or sheep manure). To do so, he might want to keep her on a lead tied to his belt so that she's not stuffing herself while he's working. He could also tether her in a safe location nearby for short periods of time. There is nothing wrong with a pup her age learning to be restrained.
Most pups grow out of "poop-obsession" with some age, and some dogs never do. Normally, with a dog working or training, manure-eating does not enter into the picture unless the dog is feeling too much pressure or stress, and it's a way to release that.
She's a pup and enjoy her! At her age, walk-outs might be better than genuine chore times. When she's older, make sure you get good quality training to help you develop her potential as a stockdog. She doesn't have to be out to chores all the time if he can't watch or restrain her to avoid over-indulging at this age.
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:06 AM
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:33 AM
As your poo pup grows , I think you'll gain the ability to call her off with other interesting things.
I'd rather have a poo eater than a poo roller, I happen to have both!
I can't say anything about duck or chicken poo, all my dogs think that is a wonderful treat any time or place! I just call them off cause we've past the puppy stage and they do have call offs. When puppies, I try my darndest to keep them out of chicken or duck poo just for the yucky kissing factor.
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